On the 12th, I woke up to what I thought was Karleigh choking. I grabbed her out of her crib so fast and started patting her back and screaming her name. Once again, just like when she was 15 months old, I thought I was losing my baby. I tried to wake my 5 year old up so she could call my husband but she was too confused. I dialed my husband's number in between pats on Karleigh's back, trembling like crazy with Karleigh jerking in my arms. He answers after 2 rings and I yell into the phone, "baby, Karleigh's choking!" I then hear the engine roar and he calls over the radio to send EMS to our house. I'm screaming at him asking him what do I do?! Nothing was coming up and my baby was still "choking". Her whole body blue. 2-3 minutes later my husband tells me to come downstairs. His partner was here and had the oxygen mask ready. My husband arrived about 30 seconds later. Then it hit me... She was not choking. She was having a seizure. A few other officers arrived to check on us before we were taken to the hospital. As all of this is going on, Leilah, my 5 year old, stayed so calm. She got dressed, grabbed her coat, grabbed my phone and met me outside. She makes me so proud. We all get in the back of the ambulance and Karleigh isn't convulsing anymore but she's still not fully back. Ten minutes later we arrive at the hospital and Karleigh finally wakes up. They did blood work and urine tests and all came back clean. What worried them most is this time she didn't have a fever.
Yesterday we had the follow up with her pedi. We're sitting in the room and what do you know... Karleigh goes limp, jerking and blue. Her little body going through it again. The doctor and nurse put cold rags on her body to help bring her back. She started groaning about a minute later. She was so sleepy. This time she had a fever. We gave her acetaminophen suppositories but her temp was still rising so they gave her Advil on top of it. Finally, her temp dropped one degree. Better than nothing. Come to find out, Karleigh has an ear infection. Leilah, also. How the hospital missed that? No idea.
We went to the pediatric neurologist today and we have to schedule an EEG. The neurologist doesn't seem too concerned but she wants to make sure. I'm having such a long week. Two kids, two fevers, one with seizures, two doses of antibiotics which are now giving them diarrhea and to top it off... I have a fever and scratchy throat. Can you say exhausted?!